The Ogun State government says it will to lock up houses without toilet facilities and arrest the landlords to face punishment.
This comes after an outbreak of cholera hit Abule-Otun, Lafenwa, Kuto and Idi-Aba areas of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, killing five persons.
According to Dr Adesanya Ayunde, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Governor Dapo Abiodun’s directive takes effect from this week.
“Government will soon send its workers to inspect houses across the state. Any house owner who fails to provide toilet in his house will be made to face the consequences,” the Permanent Secretary stated.
Dr Ayinde said upon confirmation of the outbreak in the state, the government had swung into action to spot the index case through a thorough investigation in the suspected areas.
He revealed that out of the
five deaths reported in the news, only one was taken to a government
health facility, which helped officials to trace and get information on
the other four victims.